The American River Current

Poet and ARC alumn describes asexuality for Sex Health Awareness week

Poet and ARC alumn describes asexuality for Sex Health Awareness week

William Cameron and William Cameron

October 24, 2014

Asexuality is a widely misunderstood sexual orientation that is not often discussed or acknowledged. During American River College’s Sex Health Awareness week, ARC alumn David de Mola, a psychology major, poet and open asexual gave a speech on what it’s like to be asexual. De Mola broached the...

An award winning literary magazine, made by ARC students

An award winning literary magazine, made by ARC students

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

October 15, 2014

Art can be found all over the campus at American River College. From sculptures and artwork in and around the fine arts department to the Kaneko Art Gallery and poetry recitals. But not many students on campus realize that there is an award-winning literary magazine published from ARC’s campus,...

Book review: ‘Tiny Giants’ by ARC professor Jason Sinclair Long

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

October 14, 2014

While short on word count, Jason Sinclair Long’s flash fiction collection, “Tiny Giants: 101 Stories Under 101 Words,” is not short on imagination. The definition of flash fiction varies from person to person. It could range up to 300 or 1,000 words total. A popular example of flash fiction...

Kaneko gallery’s new show, ‘Artworks from the High Desert’

Larry Williamson shows his viewers one of his favorite pieces called “Lunch Dancing Teapot” It was created using cone 6 ceramic, wood, and colored pencil.

Lindsey Martin and Lindsey Martin

October 3, 2014

Two Nevada artists provided American River College students the opportunity to view pieces from their extensive collections at the James Kaneko Gallery’s second show of the semester, “Artworks From The High Desert." Larry Williamson and Sharon Maczko had years worth of their work adorning the...

English professor Lois Ann Abraham gives insight on her book, ‘Circus Girl and Other Stories’

English professor Lois Ann Abraham gives insight on her book, 'Circus Girl and Other Stories'

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

September 29, 2014

Usually an author would approach a publisher to have their book published, but it was a different story for American River College professor Lois Ann Abraham. ARC’s house publisher, Ad Lumen Press, published Professor’s Abraham’s collection of short stories, “Circus Girl and Other Stories”...

Models pose nude for ‘Figure Friday’

Drawings by unnamed artists are hung in a display case outside of room 510 of the Fine and Applied Arts Building, where Figure Friday is held. (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

September 16, 2014

Artists from American River College and the community join together once a week in room 510 of the Fine and Applied Arts building to participate in Figure Friday, an open life workshop that aims to help artists refine their creative abilities and technique by sketching a nude model. Figure Friday...

Rhyme time at Word Soup

Rhyme time at Word Soup

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

May 4, 2014

The arts encompass not only drawings and paintings, but also music and the written word. In this year’s edition of American River College’s annual faculty literary reading, Word Soup, poetry, pictures, and music combine to create a unique experience. Hosted by ARC English professors Traci Gourd...

Political posters founded in Sacramento

Political posters founded in Sacramento

Thalia Avila and Thalia Avila

April 10, 2014

There’s always a story behind art, and sometimes that story is an important part of history. An art exhibit in honor of Cesar Chavez Day and Cinco de Mayo, “Look to the Sky,” by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), highlights the history of farm workers and Mexican Americans. The exhibit will be ...

One brush, two brush, red brush, blue brush.

Craig Smith explains to students how he uses his drawings for future painting.

Thalia Avila and Thalia Avila

March 4, 2014

A blur here, scribble there. Erase, erase, erase. Paint, paint. Draw, erase and sketch a little line for the final touch. The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College–opened a reception on Feb. 25 to welcome the art of ARC art professor Craig N. Smith–which will continue until March 12. “You ...

ARC receives Andy Warhol silkscreens from Andy Warhol foundation

Warhol’s “Annie Oakley” is an off-edition print. In 2010, a standard print of this silkscreen was auctioned off for $19,520. (Photo courtesy of Kirsten Du Bray)

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

February 7, 2014

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. has donated six off-edition print silkscreens to the American River College Permanent Art Collection according to Mick Sheldon, director of the Kaneko Art Gallery at ARC. Off-edition prints are extra prints made by the printer and Warhol hung on...

Ceramic sale showcases student made art

A display of the art for sale at outside the art building on Dec. 12

Brittini Burns and Brittini Burns

December 13, 2013

The Ceramics Department hosted a sale outside of the art building Wednesday and Thursday from 10-2 p.m. The pieces ranged in price from one dollar to $25, and are created by students from the previous semester and current students. Some students also donate pieces. “I really like some of them...

Kaneko Gallery aims to spook this Halloween

Raena Minster, interior design major, particularly liked the spray paint and acrylic pieces. (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

October 25, 2013

It's the season to be scared, and the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College is offering up it's best effort. “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: A Community Hangup” opened Monday, and features a large range of pieces from students, faculty and the local community. The title of this show and...

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